heapreplace, methodcaller

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Sun Oct 19 05:43:24 CEST 2008


On Oct 18, 7:01 am, bearophileH... at lycos.com wrote:
> To improve name coherence I think this method of the heapq module:
> heapq.heapreplace(heap, item)
>
> can grow an alias in Python 2.6.1/2.7 and 3.0/3.1:
> heapq.heappoppush(heap, item)
>
> So later the heapreplace() name can be deprecated.

Too late for 2.6 and possibly too late and too disruptive for 3.0
(which needs to minimize transitions from 2.6).


Raymond



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